What does the spools.exe file do?
The spools.exe process is also known as and is a part of MetaFrame Presentation Server or, as the case may be, 45fdf rfgf. This software is produced by 589ukjh. An obsolete or defective version of spools.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MetaFrame Presentation Server has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MetaFrame Presentation Server has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- spools.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module spools.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about spools.exe MetaFrame Presentation Server
spools.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file spools.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 18,944 bytes (12% of all these files), 13,312 bytes as well as 23 other variants.
Spools.exe has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run, exefile). This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. Spools.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 87% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A spools.exe file has a 54% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 216,687 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 2,125,312 bytes. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run, exefile). Spools.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs as well as modify other Windows tasks.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves spools.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about spools?
|Sometimes comes back after removal. Very hard to remove. |
|it's a piece of crap created by microsoft so that we keep buying their antivirus products. shi |
|On my PC it was a virus what was causing alot of errors. |
|It spreads through home networks. Don't go to pereto etc who promise to fix it, let you scan and then want you to pay with no previous reference to the cost of software per computer and multiple computers. |
|We've found it to be a Trojan, located in C:\windows\system32\drivers, file size 11,776 |
|it slows me down |
Summary: One user judges spools.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 6 users have already deleted spools.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall MetaFrame Presentation Server or 45fdf rfgf
To remove MetaFrame Presentation Server from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for MetaFrame Presentation Server or 45fdf rfgf in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if spools.exe (MetaFrame Presentation Server) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of MetaFrame Presentation Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MetaFrame Presentation Server or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or spools.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.